Thursday, November 20, 2008

Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Bruce Conner: an imagined exhibition

Today is Bruce Conner's birthday and Steven Fama honors the late artist in an excellent blog post, The 21st Century BC, walking the reader through an imagined exhibition of Conner's work from the 21st century. Several of the works referenced were published by Magnolia Editions.

BOMBHEAD by Bruce Conner
BOMBHEAD (1989/2002)

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Deborah Oropallo

Deborah Oropallo was at Magnolia today, using the large-scale UV pigment printer to print onto powder-coated aluminum.

Detail from one of Oropallo's new prints.

Monday, November 3, 2008

Hung Liu opening at Walter Maciel Gallery

Magnolia Editions was there as Hung Liu celebrated the opening of Rat Years at Walter Maciel Gallery in Los Angeles. The show features self-portraits from years designated “Year of the Rat” in the Chinese zodiac, beginning with the artist’s birth year and continuing through 2008. Rat Years opened November 1st and continues through December 20, 2008.

Review: Chuck Close tapestries at Barbara Davis Gallery

Douglas Britt offers a glowing review of Chuck Close's tapestry portraits at Barbara Davis Gallery in the Houston Chronicle:

The combination of scale and texture, along with the image's mix of crisply detailed and blurry areas, gives Kate a palpability that stops you in your tracks. Once you've caught your breath and moved closer, you get lost in the subtleties of woven light and shadow.


The tapestry floats like a classic Mark Rothko painting, but it's grown out of Close's decades of transposing photographic portraits to paintings, using grids to take images apart and then reconstruct them.

The fact that this time the reconstruction happened by digital methods rather than by hand doesn't leave the viewer cold — just the opposite.

Read the whole review here: Artist's portrait of Kate Moss dazzles.